Cricket World Cup final: Australia bowls India out for 240.
Cricket World Cup final on November 19, 2023, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, for the Cricket World Cup 2023 final between Australia and India Indian Kuldeep Yadav is defeated by Australian Pat Cummins.
Nov. 19, 2014 (Reuters) – Ahmedabad, India. India defeated Australia in the World Cup final on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium, scoring 240 all out in precisely 50 overs behind heroic half-centuries from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.
Many were confused by Pat Cummins’s choice to field, which was mostly made to avoid using a dewy ball in the dark. However, Australian bowlers, with some excellent fielding, put down their rivals.
Notwithstanding Shubman Gill’s early exit from the game, India skipper Rohit Sharma continued to produce game-changing performances in their batting blueprint throughout the tournament.
The first ball Gill faced was almost edged to the slip fielder, but it did not stay long. After making four, Gill pulled Mitchell Starc (3-55) to Adam Zampa at mid-on.
Before the powerplay came to a close, Rohit struck three sixes in his thrilling 47.
Against Glenn Maxwell, the opening took a stride forward but missed the offside mark. In order to remove the India captain, Travis Head had to go backwards from cover and accept a falling catch.
In the eleventh over, India fell to 81-3 as Cummins removed Shreyas Iyer, caught behind, after Kohli (54) struck Starc for three consecutive boundaries.
That was followed by a somber rebuilding effort between Kohli and Rahul (66), even if it meant bowling 16.1 overs without a boundary.
As the top scorer in the competition, Kohli reached his tenth fifty-plus in eleven innings, but he was shortly out of the game when he chopped a ball from Cummins into his stumps.
The surface proved challenging for shot-makers like Rahul, who managed only one four in his half-century.
It’s a World Cup final record for Australia’s wicketkeeper Josh Inglis to have five catches.
edited by Pritha Sarkar; reporting from Ahmedabad by Amlan Chakraborty.